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Date Posted: - Monday - 04/23/12 - 1:40pm
Author: Bruce (M31#95)
Subject: Refer.
In reply to: BRIAN RITCHIE 's message, "ICE BOX" on - Saturday - 04/21/12 - 10:21pm

I installed additional 2" rigid insulation board on entire interior of ice box, fiberglass-ed over and painted with white LPU paint. I thin installed an icebox conversion kit http://www.wmjmarine.com/nor-scqt4407.html, which works great. I have twin solar panels mounted on the stern pulpit which provide enough juice to power the compressor. With the added insulation, the compressor only runs about 1/4 of the time.I also added two drains - one in the galley refer, and one in the cockpit refer. I used 1" drains with hoses, and tied the two drain hoses together, then discharged into the bilge. I have dual bilge pumps, one for backup with the float switch set higher than the primary. Feel free to email me if you want pictures.

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[> [> Ice Box Conversion -- Brian, - Tuesday - 04/24/12 - 2:01pm

Hi,

That sounds good about the ice box conversion. On the 2" rigid insulation board, where did you get it? Is there a specific type or brand? Was it expensive? What would you think about doubling it on the engine side? How hard was it to fiberglass?

Thanks,

Brian Gran Mariner 1973 M36 #9


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[> [> [> Rigid Insulation -- Bruce, - Wednesday - 05/23/12 - 1:03pm

Hey Brian,
Sorry, I have been on Holiday in Portugal. I bought 2" thisck Styrofoam rigid insulation from Home Depot. No particular brand name. I simple used a hand saw to cut and shape it. I used Sikka-flex marine sealant to glue it to the stainless steel. It was inexpensive and easy to work with. I used TAP Plastics x-mat fiberglass roving cloth and West Systems Epoxy to glass in the foam, and after the epoxy kicked, I used west Systems Fairing powder mixed in the epoxy, and after sanding smooth, I painted everything with Perfection LPU epoxy primer and topcoat paint. I also installed new 1-1/4" drain fittings for both galley and cockpit coolers. Let me know if you want pictures. It is an easy installation (but somewhat tedious due to the various steps)
Ciao!


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